The Thin Line Between Entertainment and Exploitation with Dr. Funmi Arewa

Black History Year

13-12-2021 • 47 mins

There is nothing like Black music. From jazz to hip hop, our music's cultural contribution touches every corner of the world. And yet, Black artists are consistently underpaid, overlooked, and exploited. Today, law professor Dr. Funmi Arewa takes us into the world of music to understand the legal rights of creators, how they've been exploited, and what we as consumers can do about it. BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at​. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. The Black History Year production team includes: Tareq Alani, Patrick Sanders, Leslie Taylor-Grover, William Anderson, Jareyah Bradley, Brooke Brown, Shiavon Chapman, Tabitha Jacobs, Abeni Jones, Briona Lamback, Courtney Morgan, Zain Murdock, Akua Tay, Tasha Taylor, and Darren Wallace. Producing the podcast we have Cydney Smith, who performs our narrative pieces, and Sasha Kai Parker, who also edits the show.. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit